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API 101: Learning with REST API Examples in Postman’s New Public Collection

APIs come in many shapes and sizes, which can make it pretty difficult for newcomers to understand what they are and how they can be used. At Postman we enjoy working with APIs. Seriously. We…

API 101: Learning with Open Access SOAP APIs

Even though the philosophy of REST (Representational State Transfer) dominates today’s world of APIs, the older SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) is still a force to be reckoned with. SOAP APIs predate much of the…

Intro to APIs: History of APIs

In order to understand why APIs are so important, we’ll need to take a look at how we got here. While web APIs have a relatively brief history, it’s resulted in them being behind almost…

Intro To APIs: Where Do You Get Started With APIs?

One of the biggest challenges with onboarding people to the world of APIs is that there are so many different use cases. There are tons of ways in which someone might need to get started…

Intro To APIs: Why You Should Care About APIs

Continuing our series centered around introducing APIs to our more mainstream business users, we wanted to go beyond what an API is, and what APIs are used for, and focus a little more on why…

Intro To APIs: What Are APIs Used For?

Building upon our most recent story introducing APIs, we wanted to continue our series with an introduction to what APIs are used for. Since APIs are so ubiquitous, it can be difficult to fully understand…

Intro to APIs: What is an API?

If you want to learn about APIs, you’ve come to the right place! API stands for Application Programming Interface and in this blog we’re going to answer questions like: What Is An API? What Are…